Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Revisiting America

I said I would not leave one location without blogging the final week, but I did.  Seems to get so hectic the last week or so and my intentions are good,  but.
My girls, Kay and Ellene arrived the twenty third, almost, arriving a little past 1:OO a.m. Sunday morning.  So excited to see them, knowing they were there safe and sound with me.
We talked several hours, got a few hours sleep, and attended church around the corner at 9:30.  Again, a wonderful message by the visiting pastor.  What a way to visit other churches, I didn't even have to leave the neighborhood to hear four different faith messages.
Changed clothes, then went in to town for lunch at The Lobster Dock, you've heard that name before.  Such pleasant weather to walk around and visit the many different shops, have coffee, by-pass the ice cream shop, and get home early vowing not to eat any more that day until Lanny suggests this is Ocean Point night at the Ocean Point Inn, and the sunset would be spectactular.  It didn't take long for us to drive over and sample all of the above.  
While in town Sunday we made reservations for the Clambake at Cabbage Island on Monday.  This tour cruised along the Boothbay coastline where you saw lighthouses, all named, seals, ospreys, and of course fishermen hauling in their lobster traps.  A very secnic ride, but the feature was the food, the way it was cooked, we watched, the friendly welcome by the Moore family, who host this event for eleven weeks in the summer.  The meal was a feast of New England Fish Chowder, two red lobsters, white steamed clams, corn on the cob, an egg, onion, baked potato, and Blueberry cake for dessert.  After a meal like that who could take advantage of horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, or just walking the island?  Some did.
Cabbage Island is a 5 1/2 acre island, known for scenes that artists would love, also very quiet and relaxing.  The lodge, a 1900's guest building that would seat 175 visitors in case of rain, homes of the owners, and even a garden with all the summer vegetables. 
  The most fun was just visiting with different people, namely the owners Wayne and Jo Ann,  Bob, some of the nephews who were servers, and the mother of this operation Bennie Alice (the boat was named for her), Bob and Susan Binkley from Orlando, Fla. as well as others on the boat who took our blog address so they can follow the trip.  It was a fun day and we participated in a real, traditional event.
Tuesday morning we went to the Atlantic Wholesale Lobster port where Kay and Ellene ordered and shipped home lobster for Scott and Richard.  Lunch at The Tugboat Inn Restaurant then to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  Perfect weather, overcast, light breeze, good walking conditions.
Sorry, got to go for a while.

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